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CHOMP by Christoph Niemann
Price: $2.99
Runs on: iPad, iPhone, Android
File size: 37.5 MB
Ages: 3-12
For grades: P, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Teaches: creativity, using the camera, cartoons
From the brain of New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann (see also the app "Petting Zoo") comes a powerful, easy to use video creativity experience that combines hand-drawn animations with realtime video. If you're familiar with JibJab, you get the idea; only with moving video, music, and extremely well done sketches.

Content includes 53 spring-loaded gags that you can try out simply by swiping. There's also a table of contents option. Each skit contains a cutout for you to work with. You can turn your face into a balloon that gets larger or smaller as you tap the screen to control an air pump, or see your face superimposed onto a classic pianist. Unlike Petting Zoo, you don't directly control the animations, and there is no linkage between the different skits. We tested this app with both children and dogs, and found it to be Each skit has well-designed associated music. Projects can be exported as short videos to your photo library.


CTR Mar 16 New Release Entered 01/27/2016 by Warren Buckleitner, Modified 12/22/2016 by SOM